Tranmere Rovers and Bristol City both extended their unbeaten runs to five games as the home side rescued a point thanks to Liam Ridehalgh's first goal for the club.

Sam Baldock latched on to a Bobby Reid pass before sliding the ball home to put the visitors ahead.

Ridehalgh struck from the edge of the box to level before the break.

A frantic finish saw visiting keeper Elliot Parish palm away a Jake Kirby cross from underneath the crossbar.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Bristol City head coach Sean O'Driscoll told BBC Radio Bristol:

"I thought we started very bright and it was a great finish from Sam when we were on top of the game.

"When they got a goal back they changed a little bit, they pushed Jason Koumas a little bit further forward which gave our four midfield players a bit of a problem.

"They had that extra man in there and we could quite get back to the full-back in time. You want those shots to go over the bar or to get blocked, but sometimes they go in and this one did.

"But I think we stuck to our guns, although we lost our way a little bit in the second half."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (3)

Tranmere Rovers

  • 33 Mooney
  • 02 Holmes
  • 23 Ridehalgh
  • 22 Koumas
  • 04 Taylor
  • 20 McNulty Booked
  • 17 Power
  • 14 Atkinson
  • 09 Lowe
  • 11 Bell-Baggie (Akpa Akpro - 79' )
  • 15 Kirby

Substitutes

  • 03 Horwood
  • 05 Goodison
  • 06 Hateley
  • 12 Rowe
  • 19 Sodje
  • 26 Akpa Akpro
  • 30 Pilling

Bristol City

  • 13 Parish
  • 02 Moloney
  • 17 Cunningham
  • 21 Pack Booked
  • 05 Flint
  • 35 Osborne
  • 34 Gillett Booked (Elliott - 68' )
  • 14 Reid (Taylor - 91' )
  • 10 Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 09 Baldock
  • 22 Shorey

Substitutes

  • 01 Fielding
  • 16 Wynter
  • 18 Taylor
  • 23 Harewood
  • 25 Elliott
  • 26 Brundle
  • 28 McLaughlin
Ref: Kevin Wright
Att: 4,932

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

5 5

Corners

8 3

Fouls

5 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

90:00 +4:36

Attempt missed. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Ryan Taylor replaces Bobby Reid.

89:57

Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

89:57

Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City).

89:39

Attempt saved. Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

89:13

Attempt blocked. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

88:24 Booking

Booking Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

88:10

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:10

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

84:30

Attempt blocked. Brendan Moloney (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:52

Attempt saved. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

83:24

Attempt saved. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

82:49

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

82:18

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

79:23

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

78:59

Attempt blocked. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

78:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro replaces Abdulai Bell-Baggie.

76:44

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Elliot Parish.

75:21

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:21

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

72:31

Attempt saved. Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

71:05

Attempt saved. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:23

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

70:23

Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:31

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

67:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bristol City. Marvin Elliott replaces Simon Gillett.

66:54

Attempt missed. Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

63:28

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Aden Flint.

63:00

Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:59

Foul by Bobby Reid (Bristol City).

60:58 Booking

Booking Simon Gillett (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

60:47

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

60:47

Max Power (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:02

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Brendan Moloney.

58:12

Attempt missed. Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

57:42

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Karleigh Osborne.

56:55

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

53:36

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Bristol City).

53:36

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:40

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:40

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

51:57

Attempt missed. Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:28

Attempt saved. Nicky Shorey (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

46:29

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:29

Foul by Chris Atkinson (Tranmere Rovers).

45:00

Second Half begins Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

45:00 +2:20 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1.

45:00 +1:20

Attempt saved. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:56

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ash Taylor.

45:00 +0:42

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Jason Mooney.

45:00 +0:26

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

44:23 Booking

Booking Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

44:14

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

44:14

Sam Baldock (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:33

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:33

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

40:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 1, Bristol City 1. Liam Ridehalgh (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jake Kirby.

36:19

Attempt blocked. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

35:23

Hand ball by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

31:58

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:31

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

28:31

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:18

Foul by Jimmy McNulty (Tranmere Rovers).

21:18

Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:23

Abdulai Bell-Baggie (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:23

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Bristol City).

17:12

Attempt missed. Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

16:00

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:57

Foul by Karleigh Osborne (Bristol City).

15:17

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

13:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Tranmere Rovers 0, Bristol City 1. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

13:03

Foul by Danny Holmes (Tranmere Rovers).

13:03

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:15

Ash Taylor (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:15

Foul by Sam Baldock (Bristol City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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